Average Bench: 83.2% (57th of 984)

more Based on 3,954 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 16.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 36.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,954 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 149 184
104 Write 140 168
101 Mixed 134 161
106% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.72 0.98
1.61 4K Write 2.72 3.28
0.19 4K Mixed 0.26 0.35
110% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
708GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 190
Write 155
Mixed 151
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 3.07
4K Mixed 0.24
120% 1.39 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 157
Write 163
Mixed 153
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.84
4K Mixed 0.34
127% 1.35 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 138
Write 131
Mixed 133
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.21
96% 1.14 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 148
Write 94.2
Mixed 126
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.31
88% 0.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,260,298 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 80%
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Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,015

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